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KASU Congressional Interviews
8:59 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Pryor reviews primary, talks budget, post offices, and veterans issues on KASU

U.S. Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) looks at the results of the Arkansas primary election, discusses the budget process, the temporary stay on post office closures, and legislation he's proposing for veterans, in this month's talk with KASU. Click the "Listen" link for the whole interview.

KASU Congressional Interviews
8:49 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Boozman discusses primary and more on KASU

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) responded to the results of Arkansas' primary election, and he also discussed the tensions in the Middle East, the budget process, the Farm Bill and more in this month's talk with KASU. Click on the "Listen" link for the whole interview.

KASU News
10:05 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Award winning pictures to be shown at Carnegie Hall

Two Jonesboro High School students will have their pictures featured in New York.  Katie Neilson and Alyssa Blakeney each entered the Mid-South Scholastic Art competition in Memphis and won a gold key.  They went to the National Scholastic competition in New York and won gold medals for their work. They will be awarded in June.  KASU's Marty Scarbrough interviews Neilson and Blakeney in this Spotlight On the Arts feature.  

KASU News
8:03 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Founder's Day Festival

After last year's historic river flooding, Pocahontas brings back the Founders Day Festival Saturday, May 5th.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more in this report. 

KASU News
10:41 am
Tue May 1, 2012

Congressional Interview with Senator John Boozman

The Farm Bill, closures of post offices and new rules from the National Labor Relations Board are all topics KASU's Mark Smith discussed with US Senator John Boozman during this month's congressional interviews.

KASU News
8:10 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Bringing Science to Students

Jonesboro Public School's Health, Wellness and Environmental Studies magnet school has an outdoor vegetable garden where science lessons are "hands on".  KASU's Johnathan Reaves explains in this report. 

KASU News
7:44 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Hemingway-Pfieffer Musuem and Educational Center

The Hemingway-Pfieffer Museum and Educational Center has numerous events year round that bring a lot of people to Northeast Arkansas.  New Assistant Director Adam Long tells KASU's Johnathan Reaves about what is going on and what is coming up at the museum.

KASU News
7:51 am
Mon April 16, 2012

Dr. Jerol Swaim retires from Wiliams Baptist College

After 48 years of service to Williams Baptist College, 17 of those years as President, Dr. Jerol Swaim is retiring.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves features Swaim in this report.

KASU News
6:44 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Paint The Town Green Week in Jonesboro

The Second Annual Paint the Town Green week takes place starting Saturday, April 14th.  The highlight of the event will be on April 18th when Robert F. Kennedy Junior speaks in Jonesboro.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more.

KASU Local
8:58 am
Wed October 5, 2011

U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) talks Cardinals, jobs, and farming with KASU

Washington D.C./SEMO – Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson discussed the President's Jobs bill, the economy, farming issues and more in her monthly visit with KASU...but like many people in Missouri's 8th District, she has been closely watching the St. Louis Cardinals in the baseball playoffs....

KASU Local
10:51 am
Fri September 30, 2011

A Discussion of the Arkansas Delta Writing Project

Jonesboro, Arkansas – KASU Station Manager Mike Doyle spoke to Dr. Dixie Keyes of the Arkansas Delta Writing Poject and two of the participating teachers. They discussed how this program benefits teachers and students in Northeast Arkansas.

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KASU Local
9:48 am
Thu September 29, 2011

U.S. Senator Mark Pryor talks Washington politics and clean energy in his monthly interview on KASU

Washington D.C./Jonesboro, AR – Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) discusses the latest budget crisis regarding FEMA funding, the state of Washington politics, the tax code, and clean energy legislation in this months talk with KASU....

KASU Local
9:01 am
Tue September 27, 2011

U.S. Representative Rick Crawford (R-AR) discusses FEMA funding and the federal budget in this month's visit with KASU

Jonesboro, AR – In the wake of the latest showdown in Congress, Arkansas First District Representative Rick Crawford says FEMA funding is critical, but we should look at ways to offset it. This topic and more in this month's talk with the Congressman on KASU....

KASU Local
9:01 am
Mon September 19, 2011

U.S. Senator John Boozman talks jobs, taxes and more on KASU

Washington D.C./Jonesboro, AR – Senator John Boozman (R-AR) discusses the President's jobs proposal, taxes, spending cuts and more in his monthly talk with KASU....

KASU Local
8:02 am
Fri September 9, 2011

Blues Fest starts Sunday at Craighead Forest Park

Jonesboro, AR – Blues Fest 2011 gets underway this Sunday afternoon at Craighead Forest Park in Jonesboro. The free music festival is held each year at the bandshell on Access Road 6. Craighead Lake provides the backdrop, as a variety of local and regional musicians perform beginning at 1 p.m. this Sunday, and for the following two Sundays in September. "Harry Larry" Heyl, Jonesboro bluesman and host of "Something Blue" on KASU stopped by Morning Edition to talk about Blues Fest....

KASU Local
7:57 am
Thu September 8, 2011

Pocahontas man bikes across the country, helping build homes along the way

Jonesboro, AR – Dustin Smith of Pocahontas bicycled from coast to coast across America over the summer, helping build affordable housing along the way. He was one of over 200 cyclists participating in a program called Bike & Build. KASU talked with him when he was training for his trip. Now he's back to tell us how it went....

KASU Local
8:26 am
Tue September 6, 2011

Entertainer Ed Underwood "Bringing Spooky Back" to Jonesboro

Jonesboro, AR – Ed Underwood and his family specialize in entertaining audiences with magic, music, and stories with more than a touch of the bizarre. Ed's interest in history has led him to seek out legends and lore in the area he calls home. He has turned those stories into a successful Ghost Tour in downtown Jonesboro. That venture led to the writing of a book - "Haunted Jonesboro." And now he and his troupe are performing the Ghost Hours Show in various locations. The book is now available in area bookstores.

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KASU Local
9:29 am
Thu September 1, 2011

U.S. Senator John Boozman discusses the economy, FEMA and more on KASU

Washington D.C./Jonesboro, AR – Senator John Boozman discussed plans for job growth and the economy, FEMA and disaster funding and more in his monthly interview with KASU....

KASU Local
9:10 am
Tue August 30, 2011

U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) discusses natural disasters, recovery funding, farm concerns, and federal spending cuts, in her monthly talk with KASU

Washington D.C./SEMO – Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson represents Southeast Missouri in the U.S. House. It's a region where thousands of acres were flooded this past Spring when the Army Corps of Engineers intentionally blew up a levee. Emerson says the Corps has been slow to rebuild the levee. This and more in this month's KASU interview....

KASU Local
9:14 am
Mon August 22, 2011

U.S. Representative Rick Crawford (R-AR) discusses federal spending, farm policy, and the revolution in Libya in this month's visit with KASU

Jonesboro, AR – Congressman Rick Crawford visited the KASU studios for his regular monthly interview. He discussed his support of a Balanced Budget Amendment, the debate over federal spending, and concerns about future farm policy. But we began with the Libyan revolution and concerns about what kind of government might replace the Gaddafi regime....

KASU Local
12:32 pm
Wed July 27, 2011

U.S. Representative Rick Crawford discusses the debt ceiling and budget debate on KASU

Washington D.C./Jonesboro, AR – Representative Rick Crawford (R-AR) discusses the debt ceiling deadline, the budget debate and more in his monthly talk with KASU....

KASU Local
9:07 am
Tue July 26, 2011

U.S. Senator John Boozman discusses the debt ceiling and budget debate on KASU

Washington D.C./Jonesboro, AR – Senator John Boozman (R-AR) talked about the need to raise the debt ceiling and to cut federal spending, and reflected on the upcoming retirement of Congressman Mike Ross (D-AR), in this month's talk with KASU....

KASU Local
9:01 am
Thu July 21, 2011

U.S. Senator Mark Pryor endorses "Gang of Six" budget plan, discusses the debt ceiling, and more in his monthly interview on KASU

Washington D.C./Jonesboro, AR – Senator Mark Pryor says the "Gang of Six" plan is the best hope for compromise in the contentious partisan debate over the federal budget and the debt ceiling. He talks about this and more in this month's regular discussion with KASU....

KASU Local
9:03 am
Wed July 20, 2011

U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) discusses the federal budget/debt ceiling debate, in a monthly talk with KASU-FM

Washington D.C./SEMO – Representative Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) says compromise may be a bad word to some, but it is essential in the debate over the federal budget and the debt ceiling. She says allowing a U.S. default would be disastrous. Emerson spoke with KASU's Mark Smith, in a regular monthly interview....

KASU Local
9:01 am
Tue June 28, 2011

U.S. Senator John Boozman discusses storm recovery, taxes and budget on KASU

Washington D.C./Jonesboro, AR – Senator John Boozman talked about Arkansas' recovery from severe weather, and he dove into the deep waters of the national debt, the federal budget, taxes and the economy, in his monthly talk with KASU....

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